Day: November 10, 2017

Juno-winning duo Quantum Tangle’s gear stolen in Vancouver

Greyson Gritt playing one of the guitars that was stolen, alongside bandmate Tiffany Ayalik. (Quantum Tangle) At first, Greyson Gritt of the Yellowknife music group Quantum Tangle thought a friend was playing a prank when they rang up early Thursday morning saying the band’s equipment had been stolen from a van. "My first reaction was like ‘Ha ha. That’s a funny joke. How’s your day going? What’s up?’" said Gritt. And then the news sunk in. Nope, not an early morning joke. Gritt and Tiffany Ayalik, the other half of Quantum Tangle, had arrived in Vancouver on Wednesday for...

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‘I felt let down’: Missing woman’s daughter disappointed in Edmonton police response

Vanessa Corado is hoping the inquiry’s work can lead to a break in the case of her mother Freda Whiteman, who has been missing since 2006. (CBC) Eleven years after the mysterious disappearance of her mother, Vanessa Corado still can’t bring herself to hold a memorial service. "That would be putting my mom to rest," Corado told the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Edmonton on Thursday. Corado told the inquiry she’s been carrying the hurt, pain and worry since her mother Freda Whiteman went missing without a trace in October 2006. Staff at...

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Folk duo Twin Flames stranded in Rigolet, tour on hold

Ottawa-based folk duo Twin Flames is enjoying its extended stay in Rigolet. They are unable to travel to the other stops on their tour because of the runway closure at the Goose Bay airport. (Caroline Hillier/CBC) Caroline Hillier Ottawa-based folk duo Twin Flames were on stage in Rigolet Tuesday night, but couldn’t make it to Makkovik for their show on Wednesday. Chelsey June and Jaaji — who just started a tour in Labrador — are stuck in Rigolet because of the runway closure at Happy Valley-Goose Bay’s airport. "We really were looking forward to this tour … It’s really...

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Sask. man awarded $5M in lawsuit against coroner’s office over assessment

The lawsuit, Dr. Jeffrey Racette verses the government of Saskatchewan and Dr. Shaun Ladham, was heard at the Court of Queen’s Bench in Regina. (CBC News) A man has been awarded $5 million by a Saskatchewan jury that found that the province’s chief forensic pathologist unfairly assessed him while he was attempting to get hired with the coroner’s office. The jury found that Dr. Shaun Ladham and the coroner’s office were either dishonest or acted in bad faith while assessing Dr. Jeffrey Racette​’s skills. The dispute began in October 2011 when Racette applied for a job as a forensic...

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‘Diversity makes beautiful music’: This DJ strives to be a role model for marginalized youth

Orene Askew is DJ O SHOW , a performer and DJ who uses her music to empower youth, encouraging them to stay focused, work hard and follow their dreams. Growing up, Askew was disheartened by the lack of diverse representation in the media. And as an Indigenous, African-American, two-spirited person, she wanted to turn on the television and see other artists and role models that she could relate to. Finding a way to use her own art to that end is empowering — and has helped Askew maintain a strong and proud sense of self. In this video, you’ll...

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